Introducing GIBBONS Magazine
Rachelle Garbarine

At Cardinal Gibbons, we help keep you abreast of the daily life of our school through multiple platforms, from social networks and digital mediums to print, which includes both our Annual Report and our magazine, Voices. For the past 12 months, however, we also have been hard at work holding focus groups, conducting research, reviewing some of the best local and national collegiate publications, and making plans to create something new in print.

In June, we launched that something new with our latest print issue. By rebranding Voices as GIBBONS, we redefined the magazine in a contemporary way while bringing you the same important school information only with a fresh, bold and engaging look.

Family Football Night 2019, included in GIBBONS Magazine.

Why? The time was right for a new look and focus. Voices, which we started over a decade ago, originally was intended for Gibbons Alumni and grew from a four-page newsletter to a 28-page magazine. In the last few years, however, the magazine’s audience was broadened to include alumni as well as parents, parents of alumni, and supporters of Gibbons. That broader reach trumpeted the need for a new focus and look, said JP Gregory, Director of the Advancement Office, which publishes GIBBONS, designed as a biannual publication.

“Cardinal Gibbons also has grown so much over the last decade that we wanted to create a magazine with input from many different people in our community, including members of the Advancement Office, that would be visually enticing and content rich to engage our readers,” said Gregory. “Additionally, the rebranded magazine not only aligns with our mission and legacy but also highlights the myriad ways community members connect with and contribute to our school and fuel future innovation.”

"The magazine not only aligns with our mission and legacy but also highlights the myriad ways community members connect with and contribute to our school and fuel future innovation, ” said JP Gregory, Director of the Advancement Office, which publishes GIBBONS, designed as a biannual publication.

Behind the Scenes of Hairspray in GIBBONS Magazine.

GIBBONS Magazine showcases a design that includes new visual features like Behind the Scenes, the backstory of a single, memorable event told through striking photos. Where Things Happen is a photo-rich essay of an engagement-rich place on campus, plus conversations with the people responsible for that engagement. Take 5 is a look at one vital school topic from five different perspectives.

There also are timely short and long stories to keep you informed about everything Gibbons. We kicked off the inaugural issue with a cover story about Jason D. Curtis, who after 13 years as principal and 19 as a Gibbons educator, stepped down in June as principal to assume the role of president at St. Francis High School in Mountain View, CA. Crusader Snapshots addresses in-the-forefront topics, programs, and events at Gibbons, while FYI showcases the school’s co-curriculars, and Educator Spotlights celebrates our dedicated Gibbons educators. The magazine’s pages also are filled with many outstanding photos, highlighting what makes our school such a special transformative place.

Alumni attend Career Week, which was included in GIBBONS Magazine.

Additionally, the new magazine has a section devoted to our amazing alumni. It is packed with accessible information, profiling the people who not only helped shape our school but who also will help guide its future. Features within this section include Career Connections, Back in the Day, as well as Alumni Celebrations, the latter links readers to our website so they may access more information about Gibbons Alumni.

Throughout the magazine, you’ll not only find pages that are easier to navigate, but that include more links to the school’s website, social networks, and videos. We hope you enjoy GIBBONS and it finds a great spot in your home – perhaps the coffee table. Thank you for reading the magazine and, we hope, sharing it with others. To read an electronic version of the magazine, click GIBBONS.

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